ther history of this neglected plantation is involved in gloomy uncertainty.
The inhabitants of the city of Raleigh, the emigrants from England and the firstborn of America, failed, like their predecessors, in establishing an enduring settlement; but, unlike their predecessors, they awaited death in the land of their adoption.
If America had no English town, it soon had English graves.
The original account of White, in Hakluyt, III. 340—348.
The story is repeated by Smith, Stith, Keith, Burk, Belknap, Williamson, Martin, Thomson, Tytler, and others.
For when White reached England, he found its whole attention absorbed by the threats of an invasion from Spain; and Grenville, Raleigh, and Lane, not less than Frobisher, Drake, and Hawkins, were engaged in planning measures of resistance.
Yet Raleigh, whose patriotism did not diminish his generosity, found means to despatch White with supplies
1588. April 22. in two vessels.
But the company, desiring a gainful voyage rather th